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IRON MAIDEN's TROOPER Beer Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday

Trooper beer, the award-winning collaboration between Stockport-based Robinsons Brewery and British music icons IRON MAIDEN, celebrates its fifth birthday today, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Since its launch in 2013, the 4.7% ABV premium British beer has sold over 20 million pints, firmly establishing itself as a top 40 U.K. beer brand, whilst becoming a leading ...

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Cobra Speed Venom - THE CROWN

One the biggest buzzes in metal this year comes around Swedish death metal crushers THE CROWN. The group is on sure footing these days after returning in 2009 from a five-year hiatus. Johan Lindstrand reclaimed the mike in 2011, rejoining bassist Magnus Olsfelt and rhythm guitarist Marko Tervonen as THE CROWN celebrated its quarter century ...

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NITA STRAUSS On Releasing Solo Album Independently: 'I Didn't Want To Have To Get Anybody's Approval On Anything'

Kris Englehart of Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with guitarist Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, WE START WARS) about her forthcoming debut solo album, "Controlled Chaos". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On using a Kickstarter campaign to finance the making of "Controlled Chaos": ...

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LIVE NATION Acquires ROCK IN RIO Festival

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, is expanding its presence in South America by acquiring a stake in Rock In Rio, which in 2017 was the second highest-grossing festival in all of the world, as well as the largest music festival in South America, attended by more than 700,000 fans from 62 ...

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Cult Swedish Metal Band ICE AGE Releases 'Clever' Video

Cult Swedish metal band ICE AGE has released the official music video for the song "Clever". The track is taken from the group's debut album, "Breaking The Ice", which came out last October via GMR/PHD. The disc, which was laid down at Gothenburg Rock Studios, features re-recorded versions of five classic songs from the original ...

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AMORPHIS Vocalist TOMI JOUTSEN: 'Metal Should Always Be An Underground Kind Of Thing'

France's Duke TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their forthcoming "Queen Of Time" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with acclaimed Swedish producer Jens Bogren: Esa: "We ...

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GEOFF TATE Announces More 'Operation: Mindcrime' 30th-Anniversary Shows

In association with Glasgow-based Shock City Productions, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has announced a return to U.K. stages this November with stops including Newcastle, Aberdeen, Evesham and Leeds. Up-and-coming band TILL DEATH DO US PART, featuring Geoff's daughter Emily on vocals, has been announced as support for all the shows, a full list of which ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform 'Madhouse' From 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX have just released "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, via Megaforce. Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the ...

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Video Premiere: PRAYING MANTIS's 'Keep It Alive'

British rockers PRAYING MANTIS will release their 11th studio album, "Gravity", on May 11 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "Keep It Alive", can be seen below. "Gravity" track listing: 01. Keep It Alive 02. Mantis Anthem 03. Time Can Heal 04. 39 Years 05. Gravity 06. Ghosts ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Says JUDAS PRIEST And FOREIGNER Have Turned Into 'Cover Bands'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French took part in a question-and-answer session at this month's Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, Florida. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about bands which have continued performing well past their prime, French said: "[JUDAS] PRIEST is 65 years, 70 years old, SAXON's 80 fucking years old. THE ...

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IRON ANGEL: 'Blood And Leather' Video

"Blood And Leather", the new video from IRON ANGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Hellbound", which will be released on May 4 through Scandinavia's premiere metal-rock label Mighty Music. IRON ANGEL is one of the true cult legends of the German speed metal genre. Formed in the ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform 'Indians' From 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27 (Megaforce). Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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Listen To New PRAYING MANTIS Song 'Keep It Alive'

British rockers PRAYING MANTIS will release their 11th studio album, "Gravity", on May 11 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's opening track, "Keep It Alive", can now be streamed below. "Gravity" track listing: 01. Keep It Alive 02. Mantis Anthem 03. Time Can Heal 04. 39 Years 05. Gravity 06. Ghosts Of The Past 07. ...

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Video Premiere: TREMONTI's 'Take You With Me'

The official John Deeb-directed video for "Take You With Me", a new song from TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's fouth album, "A Dying Machine", which will be released on June 8 ...

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EMPEROR's IHSAHN On Being Considered An 'Icon' Of Black Metal: 'It Has Nothing To Do With Me As A Person'

Carla Morton of Antichrist Magazine recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) about his forthcoming new solo album, "Ámr". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the diverse nature of "Ámr": Ihsahn: "It's basically just an element of ...

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